September 21-25


🚨  #IRE20 Online 🚨

Registered attendees can access the conference at this link
Note: You must first create a login via a link sent to your email. Search your inbox for “Pathable” to find the email. If you can’t find it, please email

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Welcome to the virtual #IRE20 conference!

Still need to register? You can do that online.

Already registered but don’t know how to get started?

If you’ve already set up your account on the conference platform site called Pathable, go to *We highly recommend you bookmark this URL for easy access throughout the year.

If you haven’t set up your account on the conference platform site called Pathable yet, search your inbox and Spam folder for “Pathable.” The email contains a link to access Pathable. Using the link from that email, you’ll be asked to set a password. You need this email and password to access Pathable during and after the conference.

Can’t find the email and you’ve searched your inbox and Spam folder for “Pathable,” email

Check out the FAQ about joining the conference website

Why should I register?

The IRE20 Virtual Conference is the largest gathering in IRE history. Register now for access to sessions, including panels, conversations and more. Attendees also receive access to session recordings and materials for one year after the conference.



Acclaimed journalist Ronan Farrow will deliver the 2020 keynote address at the IRE20 virtual conference.

Farrow is author of the best-selling “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.” His 2019 book details his efforts to investigate allegations of rape, sexual assault and abuse of women by powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and allegations of intimidation and cover-up by powerful institutions including the news media.

See a full list of featured speakers here.



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